Yellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9117 times:
A random Friday thread here... I'm in the process of getting over my first cold of the fall/winter season, and as you might guess it's really not very fun. But I'm kind of curious... What do you find to be your least favorite part of having a cold? The runny nose? The hacking cough? The fact that after blowing your nose with tissues all day your nose gets so sensitive you can't bear to touch it?
For me, it's probably the sore throat I get from the post-nasal drip.
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Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9066 times:
I can't even get a bad cold. I have an immune system that is amazing, I don't know why or who I inherited it from. I'll have a cough or a sneeze during the winter, but its never anything serious. I get seriously sick/get a bad cold about once every four years. That's it.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3124 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9043 times:
Runny nose, soar throat, yeah those are bad. However, what I hate most is that absolute SHIT feeling you get throughout your ENTIRE body. Too weak to get up, no desire to eat, changing the tv channel seems harder than running a mile when healthy., and so on.
Boeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8976 times:
Runny nose is an annoyance as you have to carry tissues with you everywhere and indeed takes at least a fortnight to get over it completely (major bit wears off after a few day) so makes it embarrassing when you're socialising.
Worst bit of a common cold for me is the damn sore throat. It hurts to drink water and it's because of this I don't drink even though I may feel thirsty. Having said that I've found that drinking lots and lots of water/fruit juice sometimes gets rid of the cold and I get off lucky.
Since a common cold is a viral condition it's something that you can't get rid of easily and you have to basically treat it to help get by (Vick's VapoRub, Sudafed, Kleenex Balsam tissues, Chicken Soup).
SmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1741 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8844 times:
The worst part of a cold (or any upper respiratory condition) for me is the impairment of breathing.
My craniofacial anomalies seriously compromise my breathing enough as it is (my throat is abnormally narrow). In fact I have obstructive sleep apnea secondary to my condition, so I use CPAP at night (which uses a nasal mask).
Any time I have nasal congestion, it makes it impossible to breathe and use the CPAP nasal mask, despite blowing my nose repeatedly.
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8842 times:
What do I hate most ? The fact that bloody supermarkets in France aren't allowed to sell cold cure stuff - you have to go to the pharmacy - &*$(*&%@!(*$#(& French bureaucracy !!!!
I'm getting a cold as we speak, the beginnings of a sore throat, snot everywhere, hacking up a lung, it ain't pretty. Unfortunately I have too much work to do, so I can't just take the day off and wallow in self pity, drink orange juice and read my book.
ScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8803 times:
For me, the two things that are the worst are the nasal congestion which often turns into a sinus or ear infection, and the draining of the nasal cavities into my lungs, which then causes me to cough, which causes my asthma to kick into high gear, which causes me to be miserable.
If I get a cold it takes me at least two weeks, and often a month, to get over it.